Aug 2nd -Highland Jaycee Night and Adult Cash for Dash
UMP Modified tire rule - No D's.
The 2012 Highland Speedway Banquet was held on Saturday, November 10, at the Expo Building. We honored the top 10 in each division. A meal was shared first and then the awards were given out.
September 22, 2012 was the second championship night of the season. The Highland Bulldog, Chad Zobrist, earned his fifth UMP Becker Jewelers Late Model championship title. This ties him with Bill Faust and Dennis Sellers for taking top honors five times in the Late Model division. This is the 4th year in a row that the Highland Bulldog was Top Dog in his division. The 78 car of Zobrist took the first heat leading Mike Schulte, Frankie Martin and Dave Thornton. Second heat top dog was Matt Weidner and following him were Michael Kloos, Rick Salter, and Shannon Kuhn. Third heat winner was Adam Tischhauser, then Matt Bailey, Jason Zobrist, and Bruce Unterbrink. The dash belonged to Michael Kloos over Bailey, Weidner, and Chad Zobrist. Taking the last checkered flag in 2012 for the Late Model division was the Trenton Tornado, Michael Kloos. Order of finish after him was Chad Zobrist, Salter, Weidner, Tischhauser, Schulte, Bailey, Jason Zobrist, Kuhn, Thornton, Steve Leach, Brent Helmkamp, Kerry Gaultney, Unterbrink, Martin, Vince Grondzki, Dan Jacober, and Tim Koch DNS.
Champions Crowned In Four Highland Divisions
HIGHLAND IL (Sept 15, 2012) – It was Photo Billy night presented by Casey’s General Stores and night one of crowning the 2012 divisional Champions at the Highland Speedway. Champions were crowned in four of the seven divisions competing at the Speedway.
Becker Jewelers Late Models
2011 Track Champion Chad Zobrist led all 25 laps of the main event this past Saturday night. Most of the race he had Matt Weidner in the 6X hanging on to the rear spoiler of Zobrist number 78. Both drivers were running the high side around the Speedway. What they didn’t notice was Rick Salter in the 1S working the bottom. Salter started mid pack and stayed consistent on the bottom of the track. The laps ran out on Salter as he made his way around Weidner but ran short of catching Zobrist at the stripe, settling for second place, Weidner was third, Ryan Little was fourth and Mike Schulte rounded out the top five. Season Championships for the Becker Jewelers Late Models takes place next week.
HIGHLAND IL (August 18, 2012) - The tops came off and the racing action was hot as Daum Crop Insurance of Greenville presents Topless night at the Highland Speedway. Drivers at the Speedway had the option to remove their roofs so the fans could get a better view of what’s it like to drive a around the Speedway. It definitely gives a different look to the cars.
Becker Jewelers Super Late Models
Mike Schulte by winning the dash, choose the high side for the start of the 25 lap main event. Michael Kloos in the Gerstner and Son’s number 6K, by being runner up in the dash was place on the proverbial pole, inside front row. The advantage Schulte hoped for by starting outside was short lived as by the time the pair rounded out of turn two Kloos was clearly in the lead.
Kloos quickly set the pace and by lap nine the leaders were in lapped traffic. At lap ten the first five were Kloos, Schulte in the 27S, Rick “The Salty Dog” Salter in his 1S, current points leader Chad Zobrist in the 78, and Matt Weidner driving the other Gerstner and Son’s Car, the 6X.
Photo Billy Remembered
HIGHLAND IL ( Aug 8, 2012) - It was Back to School Night & AgriGold Night at the races, along with Lee’s Loan & Fine Jewelry Diamond Dig, all brought to you by the Madison County Fair Assn & Helvetia Sharpshooters who provided discounts on food and drink.
But it was with heavy hearts that we started the evening activities, remembering one of its own, “Photo” Billy Haffer the track photographer. He passed away early Tuesday morning from injuries from an auto accident while returning from a race in Iowa.
Among the activities, Drivers passed their helmets and officials sold stickers to benefit “Photo” Billy’s family.
Becker Jewelers Late Models
Michael Kloos in the 6K was the pole sitter for the night cap in the Becker Jewelers Late Models. Alongside of Kloos was Shannon Kuhn in the 11K. At the drop of the green flag Kloos took command of the twenty five lap feature event. Just as the field passed the flag stand on lap five, “Fast” Frankie Martin’s number 25 racer spit out the drive shaft in turn one, Martin had been running third.
- Racing for Sat. Aug 25th, and to the end of the season
- Madison County Fair’s Challenge of Champions Scott Wernle Memorial
- Sprint Cars Return To Highland
- Leaps of Love Children Take Center Stage at the Highland Speedway
- The Street Stock and Hornet Features from July 14th will be made up on Saturday, August 25th!
- SANTA, THE PCRA, PLUS RACING RETURNS TO THE HIGHLAND SPEEDWAY